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Refractive Research Technician

Frontline National
August 10, 2020
San Antonio, Texas
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Frontline National is currently seeking Refractive Research Technicians for a full-time opportunities in San Antonio, Texas.  Please apply online or contact a Recruiter, at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Job Duties, including but not limited to:

  • Perform initial medical screening of patients including history, distance and near visual acuity with and without correction or pinhole, pupillary light reflex, and application tonometry; assist with all aspects of patient care.
  • Evaluate triage patients needing immediate attention.
  • Answer or refer patient questions and chaperone patient exams, as needed.
  • Establish a sterile field and assists with minor surgical procedures including PRK and LASIK and other refractive surgical procedures.
  • Perform ophthalmic studies including auto refraction, keratometry, tonometry, visual field testing, pachymetry, specular microscopy, ophthalmic photography, potential acuity, brightness acuity, and other studies.
  • Use and maintain an autorefractor, phoropter, auto and manual keratometer, tonopen, Humphrey and Goldman visual field machines, corneal topographer, A-scan machine, pachymeter, specular microscope, ophthalmic photography equipment, slit lamp, potential acuity meter, brightness acuity test, color vision plates, stereo vision test, and personal computers.
  • Assist, educate, and train PRK staff, Ophthalmology Clinic residents, and other technicians in day-to-day clinic activities including organizing and maintaining exam room stocks.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Completion of the following:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent as a minimum.

 Experience:  Candidates must have the following experience:

  • Have at least 3 years previous experience in an Ophthalmology Department performing evaluations of refractive surgery patients to include use of a topographer, orb scan, ultrasound, A-scan, pachymeter, and Wavefront analyzer.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of refractive surgery and the pre-operative and post-operative management of refractive surgery patients.
  • Knowledge of clinic regulations, policies, and procedures to receive visitors and patients, screen phone calls, and answer or refer questions.
  • Knowledge of the internal organization of patient records in order to search the record to extract medical information and data relevant to patient care. Knowledge required requisitioning equipment, supplies, and services.


  • National Background
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

 License/Certification and Training:

  • Must possess and maintain current Certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or higher from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) with American Heart Association or American Red Cross


  • Monday-Friday
  • Between 6:00 am – 5:00 pm (40 hours per week)
  • Federal Holidays not required
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